Do you have a question about how JRI services, related to COVID-19 or otherwise?
GLASS friends and clients,
Similar to many of our partner programs and organizations, we are continuing to navigate the COVID-19 landscape and rapidly evolving recommendations. In accordance with State guidelines, JRI Health and Boston GLASS are suspending in-person activities for the next two weeks, beginning Monday, March 16 - Monday, March 30. During this time, Boston GLASS will not hold Drop-in Center hours, but we are preparing to provide behavioral health services, health navigation, and general support virtually via phone or computer. Clients that are currently receiving services can contact their regular GLASS provider by phone or email for next steps.
This is indeed a challenging time. However, we know that social distancing is an important tool for slowing the transmission of COVID-19 (corona virus) and protecting the most vulnerable among us. While social distancing efforts may create feelings of isolation and anxiety, we hope you will join us online for continued support, conversation, and community -- we will get through this together!
For questions about Behavioral Health Services, contact: Akane Kominami, email@example.com or 617-483-5711.
For questions about HIV Prevention Services, contact: Anthony Del Real, firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-735-7434.
For general questions, email email@example.com.
GLASS provides a continuum of services to LGBTQ+ youth of color and their allies in the Greater Boston and Greater Framingham areas. As a leader in LGBTQ+ youth services, we also provide education and consultation to other providers and community organizations.
(We're using "LGBTQ+" to mean lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, Two-Spirit, intersex, asexual, pansexual, people living with HIV, and other sexual and gender minorities.)
Boston, MA 02119
Boston, MA 02119
Framingham, MA 01702
We do a lot here at GLASS! Our continuum of services model aims to address a young person's immediate needs, equip them with tools to make healthy decisions and live fulfilling lives, and help create communities in which they can thrive.
Let's start with our space... We operate Drop-In Community Centers for LGBTQ+ youth of color between the ages of 13–25, one in Boston and one in Framingham. Programming includes support groups, educational workshops, social events, access to computers and internet, food, toiletries, clothes, games, and more!
And our people... The GLASS team is the best! We are a diverse group of people, representing various identities, races, ethnicities, and interests, and all committed to the youth we serve. You'll find us in the Drop-in Center!
75 Amory Street, Garden Level, Boston, MA 02119
1 Grant Street, Framingham, MA 01702
Our counselors provide culturally responsive mental health support and clinical case management, often focused on navigating the coming out process, gender identity transitions, developing healthy coping strategies, and further support for family, work, and school issues. Both drop-in sessions at GLASS and in-home therapy are available. This service is only available through our Boston location.
We offer free and confidential prevention and testing services for HIV, Hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted Infections (STIs) such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis, with no appointment necessary Monday through Friday at both locations. You can also come in just to pick up safer sex kits and bleach kits!
We also offer Same Day Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and STI treatment at both locations. Call for an appointment.
Living with HIV? Come to our Boston site for STI testing, support groups, health navigation, and one-to-one support.
Youth can come to GLASS to access a peer community, educational opportunities, field trips and social events, one-on-one mentorship, and leadership and employment opportunities. We employ youth leaders to conduct public health work with us, and if a position isn't available, youth can join our advisory board or participate in short-term projects. To find out more, please contact us or better yet, come see us!
The Prevention Team at GLASS extends its HIV/STI testing and counseling services to our community partners. We have a mobile team that travels to events and organizations around Boston and Framingham, providing onsite HIV/STI testing and counseling at no cost to the individual or host organization. Please call us to set up a testing event!
GLASS' Community Education Team offers an array of cultural competency workshops designed to educate and inform providers, youth, parents, and others on a range of topics relevant to the LGBTQ+ youth community, such as gender identity, sexual health, and bullying and violence. We will travel to your location and tailor the training to your needs. Workshop fees are based on a sliding scale, and scholarships are offered to student groups. Please request a Workshop Menu for more information.